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  • I-110 South back open after debris removal

    October 27, 2015 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic backed up on I-110 South during the noon rush hour Tuesday as crews worked to remove more than 20,000 pounds of metal spool from the roadway. I-110 South was closed to traffic at Capitol Access exit just before noon as the debris removal operations got... more »
  • Arbitrator could hear Livingston debris claims

    October 29, 2013 7:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish will seek arbitration after an audit of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of millions of dollars for Hurricane Gustav debris removal found the agency failed to meet its deadlines in responding to the parish's appeals. The Office of Inspector General of the Department of... more »
  • Cassidy: FEMA should reinvestigate Livingston damage

    February 25, 2013 7:57 AM

    LIVINGSTON - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy says the Federal Emergency Management Agency should reopen an appeal by Livingston Parish that asks the agency to pay for debris removal from Hurricane Gustav. In a letter to FEMA, Cassidy say evidence suggests the agency may have wrongly decided how much it would... more »
  • 2 businessmen charged with Katrina kickback scheme

    January 24, 2013 4:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two businessmen have been charged with engaging in a kickback scheme involving a Hurricane Katrina debris removal contract administered by the Army Corps of Engineers. A one-count indictment Thursday charges 51-year-old Anthony Penn, of New Orleans, and 52-year-old Kenneth Johnson Sr., of Atlanta, with conspiring to defraud... more »
  • Louisiana gets $3.5M for highway debris removal

    September 6, 2012 7:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Louisiana a $3.5 million grant to help remove debris from highways and repair roads affected by Hurricane Isaac. U.S. Sens. Mary Landrieu and David Vitter announced the grant Wednesday. The money is from DOT's Emergency Relief Grant Program. ... more »
  • Ricks: Could be a few days before debris removal begins

    September 5, 2012 1:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said today it could take a few more days to complete plans for debris removal after Hurricane Isaac. Ricks told News 2 it's taking some time because the parish is trying to avoid many of the problems they faced after Hurricane Gustav... more »
  • Livi Parish pres. given deadline to pay contractor check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 22, 2012 5:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Livingston Parish Council told President Layton Ricks to pay contractor C-Del, despite objections from some. It is part of ongoing controversy concerning debris removal after Hurricane Gustav in 2008. C-Del owner Corey Delahoussaye was the environmental consultant for former President Mike Grimmer. The parish delayed paying... more »
  • Deadline approaching for Tropical Storm Lee aid

    November 18, 2011 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Local government agencies, school districts and nonprofit organizations seeking FEMA disaster aid to help cover emergency work and damage repair from Tropical Storm Lee have one more week to submit their requests. FEMA said Friday that the deadline to apply is Nov. 27. Public... more »
  • Tropical Storm Lee debris removal

    September 8, 2011 5:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish officials want residents with debris from Tropical Storm Lee to separate it into three piles. Crews will pick up storm damage divided into vegetation, white goods and construction and demolition. Vegetation consists of natural debris, shrubs, tree limbs, etc. White goods are appliances and... more »

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